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Fires on the Hill of Uisneach

Posted on June 5, 2015 by ailsapm

A couple of weeks ago I ventured right into the heartland of Ireland. In the county of Westmeath, between the villages of Loughnavally and Ballymore, lies a hill which has been a significant place of meeting and ritual since pre-historic times. The Hill of Uisneach, in its day, rivalled the more well-known Hill of Tara in importance. It served as the seat of kings for a time, with inauguration ceremonies being held on its slopes. When the seat of kings was moved to Tara, Uisneach retained its political significance as the place where laws were struck. In mythology, it was the burial site of the Earth goddess Ériu & the Sun God Lugh and erstwhile home to Dagda, leader of the legendary Tuatha De Dannan. St. Patrick wanted to build a church here in the 5th century, but when he was…

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